L-VIS® Optical Sorter Receives Upgrade with ColorMask™ and WireHawk™ Technologies
Nashville, TN (September 20, 2016) – MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of the CP Group, is introducing two technology updates for its L-VIS® high-resolution color and shape optical sorter.
ColorMask™ is MSS’s proprietary illuminated reference technology and is featured in all L-VIS® units. The most recent design update features improved sorting accuracy for materials with difficult colors and weak contrast, like dark green circuit boards and black insulated wires.
The L-VIS® analyzes materials in flight over the ColorMask™ illuminated reference which is adjustable in color and light intensity for maximum contrast and accuracy.
“The L-VIS® continues to handle increasingly challenging materials,” says Felix Hottenstein, MSS Sales Director. “The improved ColorMask™ technology now allows our customers to utilize L-VIS® in even more sorting applications.”
MSS has also updated WireHawk™, the software algorithm behind the company’s patented wire shape identification technology specifically designed for electronic and automotive scrap applications. WireHawk™ recognition for L-VIS® provides customers with increased recovery rates for even the smallest and thinnest wires, resulting in higher returns for high-value commodities.
Greg Thibado, MSS Vice President, says, “We are very excited with the additional capabilities and flexibility that the combination of the ColorMask™ and WireHawk™ technologies bring to the L-VIS® platform. We expect our customers to see an uptick in paybacks on the equipment.”
As with all MSS optical sorters, additional identification capabilities can be added with MSS’s latest version of its induction sensor, the MetalSort™ II. Further fine-tuned sorting of ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel is made possible in combination with the color and shape sorting capabilities of the L-VIS®.